8 days 7 nights Rongai
If you want a real adventure and to trek on parts of Kilimanjaro that few other people have had the privilege of experiencing – then our extreme adventure is the trip for you. This is an expedition which involves camping on the glacier overnight – and the photographic opportunities are outstanding. We recommend this trip for people who have previous mountain climbing experience and who have hiked at high altitude before. The route is known as the Western Breach.
Each trip is carefully, customized according to your preferences and the final route is agreed in consultation with you. On this expedition, the terrain passes from a tropical to an arctic climate in just a few days via the Lemosho route. The encircling rain forest ensures the fertility of the lower lying farms and is rich in birdlife. Above the rain forest lie the alpine meadows and beautiful moorland, offering many splendid views. Exotic plants such as giant lobelia and the fork-like groundsel can be seen. The latter blooming once every 50 - 70 years. After you leave the alpine meadows we enter the alpine desert and finally the snows of Kilimanjaro, its famous glacier and the summit itself.
The hike up towards the Western breach starts from Barafu camp. We spend one night at the camp and then hike up to the crater rim and then descend into glacier camp and overnight there. The next morning, we start climbing the crater rim where you have the shortest summit bid of all of the mountain routes and enjoy sun-rise at the peak. It is a one-hourhike from the glacier campsite up to the summit. After reaching the summit, you descend to Mweka camp to spend the night there. Please note, timing and schedules do vary and we offer as much flexibility as possible to maximize your enjoyment of the expedition